Posted: 31/08/2013 at 11:25
There is a big difference between urban foxes and grey squirrels. Foxes are a native species but can certainly be a massive nuisance in some areas, whereas grey squirrels are officially classed as vermin and may not be released if captured. They legally must be destroyed.
All furry, cuddly looking animals are not equal!
As for how to stop squirrels of any colour nicking the bird food, I suspect it will be an ongoing battle. Anybody who saw the programme a few years ago with squirrels managing to defeat just about any obstacle put in front of them will realise it isn't going to be easy.
I do like the idea of greasing the pole